Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Retreat Projects

I always say I'd rather have too many projects on a retreat, than not enough. I think 7 is ambitious, but it also ensures I won't get bored!! Here's the before. I hope the after photos show a lot accomplished!
Here are liberated baskets I started in last years Sisters class with Gwen Marston. They haven't seen daylight for one year! The fabric I was using are all still packed in the bag. The only thing to do is toss in the book with the directions.
My newest project. Remember Me by Lori Smith.
Two pieces of fabric and a pattern from Electric Quilt. I think I may have brought this to Ohio with me in January.
Only 2 blocks to go, then piece the rest of the rows together. It will have a plain border...I think. It certainly will not have any set in seams!!
This is basted and ready for machine quilting.
I want to get my 3 July blocks machine appliqued, then work on piecing the pink and green sashing.
Under the Big Top. This one has not seen daylight since my trip to Ohio in January. Check out this link to see what's inside.

This weekend I'll gather my machine and sewing supplies and be ready to pick up Ann from the airport on my way to Sunriver on Monday.

36 comments:

  1. Oh, Lori. It looks like you're in for a fun time! Love all your projects! The pink and green sashing is perfect and I can't wait to see the Liberated baskets finished.

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  2. Looks like you will be plenty busy! Enjoy

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  3. Oh boy what fun! I'm glad I am not the only one that has dozens of projects
    going on at the same time! It keeps it fun doesn't it?

    Happy Sewing and have a great time at your retreat.

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  4. Have fun and take pictures. I had a friend when we lived in Northern California, Judy Reeves, she went every year to Sisters during quilt week to take classes, her husband went fly fishing.

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  5. OH WOW!! I can't wait to see your progress...on all of them!! Especially your Liberating Basket quilt! Now do you know if this quilt was featured in a magazine...it's just so familiar to me? I really love it!
    P

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  6. Hope you have an awesome retreat - you sure have some amazing projects to take along - each one is better than the last!

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  7. You will most likely get them ALL DONE. :o) Times like this, I wish I were back living in Bend and then you could motivate me to sew AND finish a project and also to possible run. :o) See you Friday.

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  8. Have a wonderful, productive time on your retreat. Will be looking forward to pictures.

    Happy 4th of July.

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  9. Isn't Sven coming? Maybe he shouldn't--he might be a bad influence, or be influenced badly, I'm not sure which. : )
    You are ready to accomplish so much. Can't wait to see the "after" photos!

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  10. Have a fantastic retreat!

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  11. Lori, I think I also sent 7 or 8 projects. We are a bit ambitious...aren't we :):):) It will be so fun, I just can't wait to get there.

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  12. Geezzz Lori, Just a few projects...I guess I better go get organizied! lol, CW

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  13. It's always good to take a variety of projects...you never know what you might feel like working on!
    Have a great time!

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  14. How fun! Can't get bored with the variety of these seven. Looking forward to the after, especially the Medallion quilt :0) Have a wonderful time!

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  15. Is it a week long retreat? You are definitely ready! Love the bright colors of the Under the Big Top project. It will be fun to see all the post retreat pictures! Have a great time!

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  16. You go girl! That should give you plenty to do and still keep you interested! Love your liberated baskets and your Big Top quilt is brilliant. I have been eyeing that quilt myself for awhile.:)

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  17. Looks like you're prepared! I'm sure you will get a lot accomplished and have a lot of fun!

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  18. You have fun!! I love each of your projects...enjoy!

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  19. Have a fun productive time. You're going to come home all charged up!

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  20. What a treat to see all your projects together - just don't get overwhelmed there! They are all beautiful! Have a fun time.
    Hilda

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  21. One has to be prepared for whatever you feel like doing. You have some fantastic projects on the go. Have a blast!

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  22. Have a great time at your retreat!!! Looks as though you have packed enough for a few months work LOL!!! No boredom here!! Have fun!!!!

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  23. A little optimism never hurt anyone! LOL!! Have a gala time!

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  24. Have fun at your retreat, I was at one in June and got two sets of blocks put together that will other things added to them and made 17 flower blocks for another swap.

    Mine was just 4 1/2 days, may you be more successful and have fun while you are away,

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  25. Wow Lori! You have a lot of beautiful projects to take with you. (I do have to say that I am glad that you have a project that hasn't moved forward in a year, ;) ). You are going to finish up a lot I know. I can hardly wait to see the 'after' pictures.

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  26. I can hardly wait until you get back to see the progress you've made with these. I love every single one of them! I presume - of course! - that you'll be at the quilt show a week from Saturday. We are camping with all our kids and grandkids that weekend so I won't be able to attend. I hope it isn't too hot to enjoy the show - seems like it is almost over 100 on that day.

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  27. Oh, I'm really excited about each and every one of your projects. Are you sure 7 is enough? I think you need one more. :-) And, how will you decide which project to work on. That's always a challenge when I go on retreats.

    BTW, have lots and lots of fun.

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  28. Looks like you have a great variety of things to keep you engaged. I know you will make great headway with your projects, can't wait to see how your baskets look. Have a fabulous time, stay cool and savor the time with your friends! Happy 4th!

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  29. A woman after my own heart. We all like to think we will achieve heaps and you never know when you might need to move to another project. Missing fabric, pattern, inclination, need to do another project. Have the best fun.

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  30. you are prepared for anything and everything and i bet that you bring back some fabulous finished work. the basket blocks are cute and i am looking forward to seeing the progress that you make with those as well as the other projects.

    have a productive and fun time.
    :-)
    libbyQ

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  31. Now THAT looks like a load of fun!! Have a great time!!

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  32. That should keep you very busy! Have fun. Happy 4th.

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  33. What a great collection of projects! Have fun!! A border with no set in seams - lol. The blocks look so great- it's almost a top!

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  34. Wow, looks like a great retreat to me! Enjoy!

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  35. You are going to need a truck to haul everything. How long is the retreat? Bound to be fun, fun, fun! The Lori Smith pattern.....a good choice. And the Liberated Baskets something I would like to make.

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